Scam Uncovered at Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES)

Significant abnormalities identifying with assets and advancements of workers have been uncovered at the Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), a head self-governing exploration office under the Union service of science and innovation. The discoveries in a review report demonstrate that 26 posts were made without the endorsement of the Union service of back, installments to representatives were unpredictable, upgradation of payscale of the establishment’s then chief was made without due approval, and 14 researchers were advanced subjectively, all causing budgetary misfortunes that supposedly keep running into crores of rupees.

The review report, arranged by the workplace of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) was acquired through a RTI application by a Nainital occupant. “The production of 26 posts without the endorsement of the Union fund service was infringing upon rules and brought about unpredictable installment of pay and recompenses to the workers selected in abundance of authorized posts,” said the report.

The compensation of then ARIES chief Ram Sagar was additionally professedly redesigned twice, in April 2004 and August 2006, without the endorsement of the Union service. “Neither the representing committee of ARIES nor the division of science and innovation were capable to update posts or pay sizes of workers. Add up to fiscal advantage of Rs 43.73 lakh was permitted to the previous chief,” included the report.

Sagar, who is confronting genuine criminal accusations, was sent to imprison by an extraordinary CBI court in Dehradun on October 28, 2014, preceding being conceded safeguard by Uttarakhand High Court in December that year. The CAG report expressed that ARIES, with the endorsement of its administering board in April 2008 “formulated its own particular approach” under which advancements were allowed to 14 researchers “in infringement” of focal government rules, bringing about “forbidden installments” of Rs 65.42 lakh.


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